Cardiopulmonary & Respiratory Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Services provides both cardiopulmonary diagnostic studies and respiratory care for inpatients and outpatients.
Our registered and certified Respiratory Therapists use modern tools to assist you:
- Electrocardiograms (ECG)
- Pulmonary function studies,
- Holter Monitor application and interpretation
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
Your satisfaction with our service and the quality of care we provide is very important to us. To schedule cardiopulmonary and respiratory therapy services, call 970-564-2361.
We also offer smoking cessation counseling and referral resources.
Our team in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab can also help improve heart and lung health.
What is an ECG?
When a therapist records the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, they’ve created an ECG (electrocardiogram). The skin is connected with electrodes and wires to a machine. This procedure documents your heart’s electricity.
What is an EEG?
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to find problems related to electrical activity of the brain. An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results.
What is a Holter Monitor?
The Cardiopulmonary department has installed new Holter monitors and reading systems. According to the American Heart Association, A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and tape records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin. A Holter monitor may be able to detect irregularities in your heart rhythm that an electrocardiogram couldn’t detect. It may also reveal a heart condition that increases your risk of an abnormal heart rhythm.
- inhaled medications
- postural drainage
- airway care
- oxygen therapy
- arterial blood gas sampling
- pulse oximetry